A Wall Street Journal bestseller
Wildlife biologist Mac Barrett avoided his hometown of Scarlet Falls for years - too many bad memories. But when he receives the news that his father is dying, he rushes home only to discover he’s too late. Shaken, Mac retreats to his remote cabin seeking peace and solace. Instead, he crashes his jeep to narrowly avoid running over the naked body of a woman lying in the road. Even more disturbing, when he regains consciousness, the body is gone.
Police detective Stella Dane wants to believe Mac, even if his story about the vanishing body seems far-fetched. But when Mac’s description matches the missing woman she’s been searching for, it raises a disturbing question: How does a dead body disappear?
Mac and Stella will have to work together to find the answer and catch a psychotic kidnapper - and quickly. The killer has a deadly message to send, and the case is about to become personal....
2016 Golden Leaf Award Winner
One thing I love about Melinda Leigh's books are how quickly they pull you in. I am always immediately enthralled and stay engaged through the whole story. No lag time. No low spots. This story was no different. This starts out a half a world away with Mac in a tense situation. But once he's back on Scarlett falls, the action really starts. Stella Dane is a tough cop with a soft, giving heart.I love her tenacity and her tender side. Through a series of events, Mac and Stella form an investigative partnership that evolves into much more. This story has a little bit of everything. A twisted killer, crazy drug dealers, red hot romance and a few new characters that I hope to find out more about in future books :) Great end to the Barrett family trilogy. Hopefully, Scarlett Falls will be a place we visit again soon.